Tag Archives: Dirt

New Money Honey Hopes To Cash In On Switch To Dirt In G1 Alabama

New Money Honey (Medaglia d’Oro) and Javier Castellano win the Belmont Oaks Invitational (Gr I) at Belmont Park E Five Racing Thoroughbreds’ New Money Honey will look to parlay her success on the turf to the main track when she makes her dirt debut in the 137th running of the $ 600,000 Alabama for 3-year-old fillies on Saturday at Saratoga ...

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Good Samaritan Tries Dirt, Bests Two Classic Winners In Jim Dandy

Good Samaritan overhauls the Derby and Preakness winners in the Jim Dandy, his dirt debut WinStar Farm, Head of Plains Partners, China Horse Club, and SF Racing Group’s Good Samaritan upset both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners in Saturday’s Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga, flying from last-to-first in the stretch to win by 4 3/4 lengths. The sophomore ...

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Midnight Storm Guns For G1 Dirt Win In Gold Cup At Santa Anita

Midnight Storm and jockey Rafael Bejarano win the Grade II, $ 200,000 San Pasqual Stakes, Sunday, January 1, 2017 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.© BENOIT PHOTO Once thought to be turf horse, trainer Phil D’Amato’s Midnight Storm returns to Southern California and heads Saturday’s Grade I, $ 500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita.For 3-year-olds and up, the Gold Cup ...

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Texas Ryano Tests Dirt In G2 Californian

Warren B. Williamson’s Texas Ryano and jockey Joseph Talamo win the Grade II, $ 200,000 Hollywood Turf Cup Saturday will mark a day of firsts for Texas Ryano, when the 6-year-old full horse owned and bred by Warren Williamson runs in the Grade 2 Californian Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/8 miles on dirt. For the first time ...

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Texas Ryano Tests Dirt In G2 Californian

Warren B. Williamson’s Texas Ryano and jockey Joseph Talamo win the Grade II, $ 200,000 Hollywood Turf Cup Saturday will mark a day of firsts for Texas Ryano, when the 6-year-old full horse owned and bred by Warren Williamson runs in the Grade 2 Californian Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/8 miles on dirt. For the first time ...

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Sailor’s Valentine Steps Up To Two Turns On Dirt In Style For Ashland Victory

Sailor’s Valentine (Mizzen Mast) wins The Ashland (G1) at Keeneland on 4.8.2017. Corey Lanerie up, Eddie Kenneally trainer, Semaphore Racing, LLC owners. Dana Haugli, Homewrecker Racing and Ricki and Ron Rashinski’s Sailor’s Valentine had never run two turns on the dirt before, but on Saturday she stepped forward in a big way (at 22-1) to win the G1 Ashland Stakes ...

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Dortmund Back On The Dirt In Next Saturday’s Santana Mile

Dortmund galloping in December at Santa Anita. Dortmund may like to eat grass but he doesn’t fancy running on it. That was the message trainer Art Sherman got from the oversized son of 2008 Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown after he finished last by more than 10 lengths in his turf debut in the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile ...

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Empire Of Dirt Gold Cup call to be left until next week

Empire Of Dirt: camp have the Ryanair and Gold Cup to choose from  PICTURE:Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos   By Brian Sheerin and David Jennings 6:56PM 11 MAR 2017  EDDIE O’LEARY insists a decision on whether Empire Of Dirt lines up in the Ryanair Chase or the Timico Gold Cup at Cheltenham will be left until next week but revealed he has always viewed ...

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USA: Blue Tone takes advantage of dirt switch

The San Gabriel Stakes was switched to the dirt track at Santa Anita   PICTURE: Getty Images    By Nicholas Godfrey 10:45AM 8 JAN 2017  Report: USA, Saturday Santa Anita: San Gabriel Stakes (Grade 3) 1m1f, dirt, 4yo+ IN A race taken off the turf owing to the rain, Blue Tone (Bob Hess/Kent Desormeaux) earned a shot at the Poseidon Stakes, the ...

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